Travelling to the US on a UK passport?

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Travelling to the US on a UK passport?

Postby Indigo Ann-Marie » 12 May 2016, 16:33

Planning on planned a holiday to the US this year and have a UK license?

As of the 1st April 2016, if your UK passport was issued before 2006, then you may just want to double check that it is a new biometric passport. This basically means that on the same page as your photo or on the back, a chip will be in the pages. This chip means that on arrival to any airport, your passport details can be checked efficiently and effectively. The chip was also introduced in a bid to cut down fraud and forgery.

On the front of the passport if there is a chip, at the bottom of the passport there should be a little gold symbol which looks like a camera, which shows that your passport does have a chip.

If it doesn't and you don't have the time or money to apply for a new passport, then you can apply for a non-immigrant Visa. You can apply for one of these from the nearest US embassy or consulate according to the Home Office.

If you can do then your best option would probably be to apply for a new passport if you're able to, instead of turning up at the airport, unfortunately like quite a few people, and then not being allowed to go on holiday!

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